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WILLIAMS , WILLIAM PRICHARD ( 1848 - 1916 ),

son of David Williams (b. c.1824) of Glasdo , Llan Ffestiniog , (a descendant of William Prichard of Clwchdyrnog , Anglesey) , and his wife Ann Owen (c.1823-1867). He was b. 21 July 1848 . After getting a little education at a dame's school in the village, he obtained employment in the firm of J. and N. Phillips of Manchester , and spent the rest of his life travelling for it in North Wales . He was one of the founders of the Princes Road Presbyterian church , Bangor , and was elected one of its first elders . He was a true scholar and, in 1908 , at the request of the Guild of Graduates of the University of Wales , brought out a new edition of Deffynniad Ffydd Eglwys Loegr by Maurice Kyffin . He was twice m. (1) to Emily (d. 17 Sept. 1881 ), and (2) to her sister, Annie Ada (d. 26 Feb. 1925 ), daughters of Henry Lloyd Jones , solicitor , of Bangor ( J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees , 154). He d. 31 July 1916 .

Sources:

  • J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families , 1914 , 154, 246;
  • personal knowledge.

Author:

Emeritus Professor Thomas Hudson-Williams, D.Litt., (1873-1961), Bangor / Oxford

Published date: 1959